April 19, 1994 – On This Date In Hip-Hop, Nas releases his debut album #iLLmatic on Columbia. Led by Halftime, It Ain’t Hard To Tell, Life’s A Bitch, One Love and The World Is Yours, Nas’ 5-mic PLATINUM debut would peak at #12 on the 2pac 200. #NoTypo
The debut album features no famous guest appearances. The outcome: Nas was crown the best lyricist. AZ has a dime on “Life’s A Bitch”.
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